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Channel Markers



  Your plan flows through all my years,

 not in a well‑defined, man‑dredged canal,

but in a meandering God‑made channel.

At first I confidently set my course

and followed the gleaming glory ships of the “old salts.”

But I’ve learned that the draft of my soul

is not quite the same as others

and that cultural tides have shifted ancient landmarks.

I must take soundings to find the channel you have marked for me.

That God-gouged channel is not a straight-lined passage

that allows me to set my soul on automatic pilot.

Safe passage requires constant course correction

to stay between the markers of your

Spirit and your Word.

                                                                                                 Martha VanCise ©2013

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